Representation vs. Representatives

The California primary is coming up in just about 6 weeks. As a No Party Preference voter who doesn’t get to vote in the Presidential Primary, and as someone who really isn’t involved in national politics anyway, my attention for the March primaries is on the local races. Sidebar “no party preference” last week surpassed…… Continue reading Representation vs. Representatives

Rebecca McRae for La Mesa Spring Valley School District

Friends who live in the La Mesa / Spring Valley School District: Please consider voting for Rebecca McRae for LMSV 2018. I know Mrs. McRae as a passionate first grade teacher at Jackson’s school. She’s running as a parent of two kids in the district, her lack of name recognition and political experience speak to…… Continue reading Rebecca McRae for La Mesa Spring Valley School District

Native Soil

Why am I showing you a picture of dirt?  I’m showing you this dirt because I made it. It’s important to me. It’s no ordinary dirt. This dirt has a story to tell. As I’ve shared before, our family is on a journey transforming our yard, from something chemically controlled and non-native to something organic…… Continue reading Native Soil

Why does no one good want to be President of the United States?

So… how did we get here? The United States, self-billed as the greatest country in the world, is lead by Donald Trump, a man whose shown no interest in public service but instead largely used his time to-date for his own self-interest. I don’t blame Donald Trump for his presidency. I blame us. In fact,…… Continue reading Why does no one good want to be President of the United States?

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This Tragedy Has Changed Us

On June 15th, 1904 the PS General Slocum was chartered by St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of New York City for $350. 1,360 people showed up that Wednesday for the 17th annual Sunday School picnic. It was a calm and beautiful morning… anyone who has visited Manhattan in the summer can envision this morning. The…… Continue reading This Tragedy Has Changed Us

Friends, we need to calm down the rhetoric

My morning devotions found me in Romans 13 this week. These are timely words from Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit: Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against…… Continue reading Friends, we need to calm down the rhetoric

5 Things Church Communicators Can Learn from Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech

I don’t know if you watched Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention live or not. I wasn’t planning to watch it but kind of got sucked in during the speech by the mayor of San Antonio. If you haven’t seen it, allow me to encourage you to watch it above. What I saw…… Continue reading 5 Things Church Communicators Can Learn from Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech